August 30, 2008

Farewell, Siem Reap

Saturday, August 11

We woke up to a slow and lazy breakfast at the hotel. Our driver was scheduled to pick us up at 9.15am, for our flight at 11.40am. After settling the bill and taking some photographs in front of the hotel, we left for the airport. We asked John, our driver to stop by some fruit stalls as we had wanted to buy some local pineapples home. The pineapples in Cambodia are simply divine, sweet and juicy without any tinge of sourness. However, we had no luck as the few stalls we past by didn't have them.

We arrived at the airport at about 9.30am, and the first thing I noticed was the airline information board informing us that our flight has been delayed, AGAIN! John was still within sights, and in that split second, we called for him while deciding whether we should go back to town, since it's only 15 minutes away, rather than languish for three long hours at the airport. Unfortunately, John had another pick-up in Angkor Wat so he couldn't accommodate our request. Oh well, we resigned ourselves to the long wait.

The airport has two buildings, separated by a central courtyard but it's not accessible to travelers. We could only admire the beautiful landscaping through the glass door.

There was nothing much to do at the airport so we just killed time by reading and napping. Luckily the flight arrived ahead of schedule and we departed about 20 minutes ahead. We arrived back on Malaysia soil at about 3.30pm.

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